Island Between

Island Between

by Margaret E. Murie, Olaus J. Murie
     
 

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Margaret E. Murie crafts an engrossing tale of Eskimo life in Island Between, as she tells the story of Toozak, a young Inuit from Sevuokuk, known today as St. Lawrence Island. In lyrical prose she chronicles Toozak’s journey, weaving stories of his life as a hunter with narratives of love and jealousy—and even ancient Eskimo myths—to

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Margaret E. Murie crafts an engrossing tale of Eskimo life in Island Between, as she tells the story of Toozak, a young Inuit from Sevuokuk, known today as St. Lawrence Island. In lyrical prose she chronicles Toozak’s journey, weaving stories of his life as a hunter with narratives of love and jealousy—and even ancient Eskimo myths—to create a moving tale of early Eskimo culture and the impact of its eventual encounters with other peoples. Island Between is a beautifully written novel that explores one man’s complex and delicate relationship with the natural environment and his fellow man.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602230354
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Series:
Lives of Great Explorers Ser.
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Margaret "Mardy" Murie spent her childhood in the pioneer town of Fairbanks, Alaska, and was the first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska in 1924.  She spent her honeymoon with husband Olaus Murie on a 550-mile dog sled expedition.  Her long life was studded with pioneering milestones.  She and Olaus Murie played key roles in setting the course of American conservation.  Speaking, traveling, publishing, and testifying, she was a governing council member of the Wilderness Society, founder of the Teton Science School, and was instrumental in the passage of the Alaska Lands Act.

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